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Climate and Land Cover Project - January 2012

The GLOBE Program and scientists from NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory are working with GLOBE schools worldwide, to collect land cover data that will be used to improve land cover and climate models.  During an intensive observing period (IOP) from 1-31 January 2012, students are encouraged to: 

-       Take digital photographs of land cover sites and then determine the land cover classification using a GLOBE protocol.
-       Upload the photos and enter land cover classification data into the GLOBE database.
-       View their uploaded photos and land cover data, as well as the data from other GLOBE schools, using Google Earth.
This is the third in a series of quarterly intensive observing periods. Participating in the CLC Project is fun, easy and contributes to scientific research and climate modeling.
To join the fun, click here.
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office